|(KWIN a pril & hye droe klor oh
THYE a zide)|
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors; Diuretic,
|What key warnings should I know about before taking this
- Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. Use during the second
and third trimester (more than 12 weeks pregnant) can cause harm to the baby you
are carrying. Call healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant. Your
medicine will need to be
|Reasons not to take this medicine|
- If you have an allergy to another thiazide, sulfonamide drugs,
hydrochlorothiazide, quinapril, or any other part of the medicine. If you are
allergic to another angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, talk with
- If you have any of the following conditions: Disease of the vessels
(arteries) that take blood to the kidney, primary hyperaldosteronism, idiopathic
or hereditary angioedema.
- If you are more than 12 weeks
|What is this medicine used for?|
- This medicine is used to treat high blood
|How does it work?|
- Quinapril lowers blood pressure by decreasing production of a strong
chemical in the body that increases blood
|How is it best taken?|
- Take with or without food. Take with food if this medicine causes an
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Do not take a double dose or extra
|What are the precautions when taking this
- Do not use over-the-counter products which may affect blood pressure
(eg, cough/cold remedies, diet pills, stimulants, ibuprofen or like products,
certain herbal products and supplements). Talk with healthcare provider.
- Avoid potassium-containing salt substitutes or potassium supplements.
Talk with healthcare provider.
- Caution in hot weather. You may see a greater blood pressure lowering
- Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make
sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling
about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of
face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
- Do not use in pregnancy and do not get pregnant. Use birth control
that you can trust while taking this medicine.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Dizziness is common. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or
lying position. Be careful climbing stairs.
- Feeling lightheaded or tired. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or
activities that require you to be alert until you see how this medicine affects
- Abnormal (metallic, salty, or none). This is usually reversible.
- Dry cough.
- Dry mouth. Frequent mouth care, sucking hard candy, or chewing gum may
|What should I monitor?|
- Check blood pressure regularly.
- Follow diet plan and exercise program as recommended by healthcare
- Check blood work. Talk with healthcare provider.
- If you are diabetic, check blood sugar as ordered by healthcare
- Follow up with healthcare
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, throat.
- Passing out, fainting, dizziness, or lightheadedness.
- Excessive perspiration, dehydration, vomiting/diarrhea. May lead to
low blood pressure.
- Significant, persistent cough.
- Signs of low potassium. Low potassium may make you feel tired, weak,
or have numbness, tingling, muscle cramps, constipation, vomiting or rapid
heartbeats. Can lead to serious heartbeat problems.
- Any rash.
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store in tight, light-resistant container at room
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements,
vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider
(doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs,
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